SRVIV: $?, 8½” x 5½”, copied, 52 pgs.

Sep 22, 2015

Every author in this zine is presented with the question, “What allows you to get out of bed?” The answers vary, as does the level of frankness or literary aspirations to the pieces themselves. Some are raw diatribes from people who at times have just been hanging onto the skin of the earth by their fingernails, others shoot for humor. A few folks tackle the question in poetry. Many folks—and I don’t mean to belittle it or anything, but it was a definite thread throughout—named their cats as a reason. The layout is cut-and-paste, no visuals at all, save for one single panel comic—this was the one big weakness of SRVIV. It was still a good read, but goddamn, a little visual help here would go along way, huh? For me personally, standout contributors were Ariel Gore, Dave Roche, and Cindy Crabb, but there is enough scope and breadth here for everyone. –Keith Rosson (SRVIV c/o Jonas, no address listed)